Robby Krieger (born January 8, 1946) is an American rock and roll guitarist and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. He was the guitarist in the rock band The Doors, and wrote many of the band's best known songs including "Light My Fire", "Love Me Two Times", "Touch Me" and "Love Her Madly".
Krieger learned to play guitar when he attended the Menlo School (a boarding school in the San Francisco Bay Area). He started by tuning a ukulele like the bottom four strings of a guitar and imitating a flamenco guitar record. Later he purchased a flamenco guitar on a Christmas vacation in Puerto Vallarta in 1963 and mastered the style without benefit of lessons. He gradually grew tired of playing flamenco guitar and helped form a jug band called the Back Bay Chamberpot Terriers with Bill Wolff (later of the Peanut Butter Conspiracy).
He formed The Doors with keyboard player Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and vocalist Jim Morrison.
After the death of Morrison in 1971, the Doors continued as a trio and released two albums, Other Voices and Full Circle. Krieger shared lead vocal duties with Manzarek. After The Doors disbanded in 1973, Krieger formed The Butts Band with drummer Densmore. His talent was such that he enjoyed some success as a jazz guitarist after his initial tenure with the Doors, recording a handful of albums as The Robbie Krieger Band in the 1970s and '80s, including Versions (1983) and No Habla (1986).
He played guitar on a few tracks by Blue Ã–yster Cult and reformed the Doors in 2002 with Manzarek and vocalist Ian Astbury. At one time, the reformed band also included ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland.
He is number 91 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.